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Over 5,000 cast early ballots

It turns out there’s interest in who will be our next District Attorney and Sheriff.

Early voting ended Saturday at noon with 5,455 Warren County residents taking advantage of the 14-day early voting period, according to election administrator Susie Davenport.

“Some of these contested races have spurred a lot of interest,” said Davenport. “It’s been a good turnout for early voting.”

An average of 389 people voted early each day.

The early voting numbers are more than double those from May when 2,363 people voted early in the county primary. In that election, 53.8% of Warren County voters cast their ballot during early voting.

In the November 2020 election for president, 62.5% of Warren County voters cast their ballot during early voting. 

Using the past two elections as a guide, total voter turnout for this election figures to be below 10,000 after Election Day ballots are cast this Thursday.

Early voting precincts in Centertown and Morrison received more traffic than in May with 300 voting early in Centertown and 260 voting early in Morrison.

“People are finally realizing we’re out there,” said Davenport. “Maybe we should have a competition between the two to see who can attract the most voters.”

There will be 20 precincts open around the county from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday for Election Day. 

Countywide races on the ballot include the offices of County Executive, Sheriff, District Attorney General, Circuit Court Judge and County Court Clerk. All 24 seats on the Warren County Commission are also up for grabs, although commissioners in the 7th District and 8th District do not face opposition and will retain their seats. 

Three seats on the School Board are also on the ballot.